ParaViz: A vizualization tool for crosslinguistic functional comparisons based on a parallel corpus

Ruprecht von Waldenfels
Institute of Polish, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland

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Ingår i: Proceedings of the Workshop on Innovative Corpus Query and Visualization Tools at NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 111:5, s. 32-36

NEALT Proceedings Series 25:5, p. 32-36

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Publicerad: 2015-05-07

ISBN: 978-91-7519-035-8

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


ParaViz is a modular query and analysis tool in development for use with ParaSol, a word aligned, linguistically annotated multilingual corpora managed with OpenCorpusWorkbench (CWB). Besides a query interface to the corpus that allows complex queries through an intuitive GUI component as well as directly in the CQP query language, the tool is planned to include a visualization tool that gives access to cross-linguistic functional variation based on user-defined parameter files used to classify word-aligned tokens in the corpus. The user is provided with two perspectives on the data: a qualitative perspective that offers detailed insight into the data, and a bird’s view perspective that offers word lists and visualizations of the aggregated data set.


parallel corpora; visualization; synchronic comparison


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